Reorganization of Employment Department
The Government proposes to revamp the employment department which will serve as the nodal/coordinating agency at all the operation levels, and place it under an Employment facilitating Agency which shall be created and placed under the charge of a very senior executive officer. The officers selected for all levels of the revamped department shall be hand-picked to take-up the challenge at the district, divisional and state level and deliver with a missionary zeal. There will be a system of award and punishment for good and bad performance of all these officers.
The proposed Employment Facilitating Agency shall have an empowered Governing Body headed by the Chief Secretary to deal with all matters connected with employment of youth including all the aspects mentioned in this document. It will also oversee the functioning of all employment of all their employment generating schemes and programmes. The Agency shall also identify and create opportunities of employment in sectors like Tourism, Horticulture, Floriculture, Fisheries, health and sericulture etc where skills rather then education are in greater demand.
Training of youth, who may not be highly qualified but would be suitable for jobs in these sectors, shall be organized by the proposed Agency. All the trainees shall be provided suitable stipend during the period of training.
The Agency shall facilities setting up of polyclinics and consultancies by un-employed and retired doctors and engineers. The government and the financing institutions shall provide package of assistance and loans in a manner similar to that available for industrial units, suitably modified to meet specific requirements of such polyclinics and consultancies.
The Agency shall lay down norms, prescribe criteria, determine modalities and procedure for all matters connected to registration, training, skill upgradation, selections of candidates, entrepreneurship development programmes under various schemes mentioned in this document and those which may be approved by the government on the recommendation of the Agency from time to time rates of stipend and all other matters connected with or incidental to the attaining of objectives spelt out in this document.
The Agency shall apprise the State Cabinet of the progress of their work from time to time and put up before it all policy matters on which they would need Cabinet orders.
There is a minimum need for putting in place a regulatory framework with respect to employment opportunities in the private sector particularly in terms of bench-marking quality of services and the prices of services rendered for providing proper remuneration to persons providing various services. The Agency shall examine the aspect.
The Agency will also explore the feasibility of setting up of service
kiosks which shall have the details of skilled manpower available for
various jobs with bench marks of quality and prices. Such kiosks shall
make available to the consumers such services at the notified prices;
underwriting the quality of service rendered.
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